Nutmeg wins Good Web Guide’s Website of the Year award
Young Gun-founded investment management site sees off host of businesses to clinch web prize
Online investment management platform Nutmeg today announced it has won the Good Web Guide’s Website of the Year award, capping a successful 12 months for the London-based start-up.
The FinTech company, founded in 2012 by William Todd and 2014 Young Gun Nick Hungerford (pictured), allows users to create their own investment portfolio automatically, using sliders to adjust variables such as the amount of investment and level of risk.
Nutmeg’s win at the Good Web Guide is another milestone in a hugely successful year for the company – in June, it raised $32m from a group of high net-worth investors, after growing its customer base by 350% in the first quarter of 2014.
Nutmeg saw off a host of shortlisted businesses to clinch the prize, including craft beer discovery site Beer52, online food ordering platform Hungry House, Kelly Hoppen Interiors, and Housekeep.
The Good Web Guide Awards were judged by a panel of prominent figures in the world of business, including former Cheapflights CEO David Soskin, Lovespace founder Brett Akker, Seedcamp co-founder Reshma Sohoni and Startups.co.uk editorial director Ian Wallis.
Sites were judged on a number of criteria including originality, design, accessibility and ease of use.
The awards were presented at a ceremony on Monday this week, in which the judges praised Nutmeg for its “accessible” offering and announced the other category winners.
The full list of shortlisted companies were:
- People’s Choice winner: Shoot Gardening
- Retail: Wolf & Badger (winner), Astley Clarke, Carnet de Monde, Covetique
- Home: Kelly Hoppen (winner), Occa Home, Urbanara
- Gardening: Shoot Gardening (winner), MyGardenSchool
- Food & Drink: Yumbles (winner), Beer52, Hungry House
- Best of British: Bob Books (winner), Runaway Coast, LUX FIX
- Property: Housekeep (winner), Placebuzz
- Positive Social & Environmental Impact: Original Beans (winner), LoveLula
- Arts/Culture: The Culture Trip (winner), ARTUNER
- Travel & Leisure: Winerist (winner), The Flash Pack, Pura Aventura
- Start-ups: Taxicode (winner), Flubit, Modafirma
- Business: Smart Focus (winner), Design Trust, Kitchen Cut
- Education: My Photo School (winner), Indytute
- Information/News: The World Weekly (winner), Visit Nunney, Get The Gloss
- Finance: Nutmeg (winner), Hargreaves Lansdown
- Social/Community: Childcare.co.uk (winner), Pow Health, Trusted Housesitters
- Charity: Health Talk (winner), Animal Map
- Health/Beauty: Honestly Healthy (winner), The Baby Centre, MyBeautyCompare, Naturally Sassy
- Excellence In Customer Service: Shropshire Petals (winner), Pura Aventura, Swanky Maison, Tots To Travel
Xenios Thrasyvolou of PeoplePerHour, who presented the Good Web Guide awards, commented: “It’s great to see Nutmeg win, Nick and the team have impressive investment and a clear vision.
“They’ve obviously looked at what’s wrong with the investment world and found a way to make investment accessible, fair as well as high-performing and I know they will continue their success and growth over the coming years.”
Nick Hungerford, co-founder of Nutmeg, added: “It’s wonderful to be recognised for all the hard work you put in, but especially so when it’s an award that spans all categories and genres, not just the finance industry, like The Good Web Guide Website of the Year Award.
“It’s an honour to be the 2014 winner and a fantastic achievement by my diligent and creative team at Nutmeg who constantly push the boundaries to deliver a world-class customer experience and bring innovative new ideas to the fore.”